Italy vs Uruguay
Date: Wednesday, 7th June, 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK Time
Venue: Stade Municipal du Ray, Nice, France.
This international friendly will feel like a home match for Italy give that it’s taking place in Nice, just a few miles from the Italian border. This match would usually be seen as a mouthwatering fixture but we can expect many starts from non regulars.
Italy’s form has been very strong with no defeats for almost a year. Although they have played the World champions Germany in this time and got a 0-0 result their last match was against San Marino in which they easily won 8-0.
Uruguay’s recent loss at Republic of Ireland 3-1 has capped off 4 games now without a win and there does seem to be a lack of motivation about the team when they don’t start with their strongest available squad. They have conceded 12 goals in those four losses.
Edinson Cavani was injured in the game with Ireland so he adds to Uruguay’s woes as Luis Suarez was ruled out of this set of friendly matches. Italy will be able therefore to start with the stronger squad.
Italy vs Uruguay: Head to Head Stats
It’s been 5 games going back to 1990 when Italy last beat Uruguay. Their last match was at the 2014 World Cup where Uruguay, in the group games, won 1-0. In the 9 matches played, 8 of them have seen under 2.5 goals.
Italy vs Uruguay: Prediction
This is Italy’s big chance to beat Uruguay for the first time in 27 years. However, this match is in France and even though it is close to the border, Italian fans have been known to not turn up even when in Italy. This match therefore will almost surely be attended by holiday makers, we can expect an exhibition type of game. The best bet therefore is go with under 2.5 goals.
Italy vs Uruguay: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals to be scored at 1.69 with Pinnacle.